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Dates and Locations of MuseumNext Conferences in 2020

Over the past decade we’ve hosted more than 30 conferences around the world. MuseumNext 2020 will see us bringing together museum professionals at conference in Europe, North America and Australia.

Every MuseumNext event is a little different, but each delivers thought provoking presentations, action-orientated workshops and plenty of networking.

One exciting addition in 2020 is that when you purchase a ticket to one conference, you get online access to films from all our other events in 2020 with a MuseumNext Membership.

Nina Simon MuseumNext Conference

Above: Nina Simon will speak at MuseumNext Melbourne 2020

Where will MuseumNext be held in 2020?

We’re planning to run four MuseumNext events in 2020, these are:

MuseumNext Edinburgh, 23 – 25 March 2020
In March MuseumNext Europe takes place in Edinburgh, a full programme and list of speakers can be found here.

MuseumNext Melbourne, 7 – 9 October 2020
Our Australian conference will see us return to the recently refurbished ACMI. The event will focus on prototyping in museums with Nina Simon confirmed as the keynote speaker.

MuseumNext Washington DC, 19 – 20 November 2020
We’re still working on confirming our location for MuseumNext USA 2020, but our intention is to hold this in Washington DC on 19th – 20th November. More detail on this event should be released in January.

MuseumNext Digital Summit, Amsterdam, 4th December 2020
Our popular digital museum conference will return to Amsterdam at the start of December 2020, with a day packed with actionable thinking from the digital side of museums.


Above: Edinburgh will be our host city for the first MuseumNext of 2020

The cost of attending each event will vary a little due to the different costs in different locations, but generally speaking our events have three price levels Super Early Bird, Early Bird and Regular. These are:

Super Early Bird – £360/ €430 / $500
Early Bird – £480 / €570 / $620
Regular – £600 / €700 / $800

The Super Early Bird tickets for our Edinburgh conference sold out in just 48 hours. Full time students are offered free entry to our conference in return for volunteering on a first come first served basis.

We will advertise opportunities to speak at our Autumn events in early 2020, we recommend joining our mailing list to be advised of these Call for Papers (hit the subscribe button on the top right of the page).

Anyone interested in sponsoring one of these events should contact us for more information about these options.

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